UVM’s Transportation Research Center will collect data at all on-street and off-street facilities which offer public parking on select weekdays and weekends. The staff of five transportation engineering students will work in staggered shifts over six months. The data will provide officials with a clearer picture of how Burlington’s parking facilities are being utilized.
Previous parking count data was used in the decision to shorten the hours of parking meter enforcement. When officials learned that a significant percentage of parking spaces were available during morning and evening hours, the decision was made to cut back on enforcement.
The effort is part of the ongoing partnership between the BBA and Burlington DPW that aims to use data to make informed decisions about parking policy. All of this will ensure guests have the best possible customer experience when parking downtown.
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